Fethiye with its cultural wealth, natural beauties and geography, is among the important touristic centres of Turkey. It is famous for its works of art belong to Persians, Lycians, Carians and Romans. This charming county is in a bay within Fethiye Gulf where both large and small islands are scattered.The rear of the bay is surrounded by pine forests.
Fethiye, which is a holiday paradise in Turkey, is among the symbols of Turkish tourism. İt has wonders of nature like Ölüdeniz, attracts people interested in historical sites with its ruins.
Being the main tourism center of Muğla, the most of the houses are built in the traditional local Muğla style, and set back from the beachfront. There is a strip alongside the seafront promenade with a number of relaxing bars and restaurants, serving local and international cuisine. Shops stay open well into the night. It is a perfect family resort, great for a laid-back beach holiday, with plenty of facilities, but not too much development. Fifteen years ago there were only a few houses here but now it is a lively resort in its own right.
Fethiye is a traditional market town set around a beautiful natural harbour. It is a large centre for scuba diving. Boats depart from here for day trips around the stunning coastline. The most popular boat trip is the twelve islands boat trip, which is an extremely relaxing way to spend the day, touring the beautiful coves and islands of the Gulf of Fethiye, with breaks for lunch and swimming. Life here continues all year around, and recently, many tourists have chosen to make this relaxed area their home. There are a number of hotels in the town itself, which mostly attract everybody, who enjoy the traditional lifestyle and also like the fact that it is flat and easy to get around. This area is also lively in the evening with a multitude of Turkish bars and live music. There is no beach in Fethiye itself although there are hotels which have access to the sea for swimming. Once the site of Telmessos, all that remains from this ancient city, are the Lycian rock tombs which overlook the modern town, a couple of Lycian sarcophagi and a small Roman theatre.
The ancient name of Fethiye, which was a coastal city at the borders of Lycia-Caria, is Telmessos. There is not definite information about the foundation of this Ancient city. According to the first written records, it has come into existence in the 5th century B.C. Telmessos, separate from Lycia, survivedRead More
Mediterranean climate, which is hot and dry during summers and warm and rainy during winters, is dominant in the region. Temperature, which is approximately 30 degrees during the summer months, is generally over 10 degrees during winter. Sea water temperature never decreases under 16 degrees during each season.Read More
The nearest airports served by international airlines are at Antalya or Dalaman. Antalya is about three hours driving and Dalaman about one hour from Fethiye. There is a bus service from Dalaman Airport to Fethiye.Read More
Those who wish to travel by sea can sail their own boat to the Fethiye from Marina, secluded in the perfect natural harbour. Alternatively, there are also private cruise companies operate non-scheduled services toMarmarisand along the peninsula toAntalya. Day trips on wooden sailboats, called "gulets" include lunch and stops atRead More
D400highway links Fethiye with north (Akyaka,Marmaris, and onward toMuğlaandSouthern Aegean) and east (Antalya), along the Lycian coast in the latter case. However, from Antalya, there is also a mountain road (numberedD350—andE87for part of its route) through sparse juniper woods of inner Lycia, that is in quite good condition (if notRead More
Activities and Sports
Paraglidingis being performed by 6 travel agencies from the top of 1975 meters high Mount Babadağ in Fethiye, has been increasing day by day all over the world. Because of its rich and spread thermal points, characteristic of flying ascending after jumping, vegetation diversity in the environs, beautiful scenery ofRead More
Places of interest
Telmessos - although the history of Fethiye, or with its ancient name Telmessos, which is the only center where settlement continued from its establishment on the Mediterranean shore band until today, goes back to 3,000 B.C., in accordance with some philological determinations, monuments that would verify those periods have notRead More